4th Sunday of Advent, year A. 21 December)
Readings and prayers for the day can be found:
NEW MISSAL: 13
Readings only, OLD MISSAL: 123
First Reading: Isaiah 7:10-14 Isaiah prophecies that the Messiah will be called Emmanuel, ‘God-with-us’.
Second Reading: Romans 1:1-7 The birth, death and resurrection of Jesus is the basis of Paul’s, and of the Church’s, mission to preach.
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-24 The prophecy of Isaiah in today’s first reading is fulfilled in the birth of Jesus.
Music (Sunday) leaflet
entrance: The Angel Gabriel
kyrie: Lord have mercy (St Lukes)
psalm: Let the Lord Enter ( by Lionel Valdelion)
offertory : Gifts of Bread and Wine
Holy Holy (folk)
acclamation : Hosanna in the heights of heaven
Lamb of God: Behold the Lamb (folk)
Commumion: As I Kneel before you (Ave Maria)
Closing hymn O Come Emanuel (Verses 1,3,4,5 and 7